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Terraria, made by Re-Logic, has announced its next update will be to 1.3, to be released on June 30th. The trailer, embedded below, shows several new features and teases others in the background. Prominently shown are minecarts with logical physics, teleporter modifications, new weather and biome effects, new music, many new items (including a portal gun), new ores, and possibly new enchantments. The upcoming features for 1.3 are numerous, including Mac and Linux support, new events, a new game mode, over 250 new items, new biomes, achievements, summons, pets, hooks, liquids, blocks, HUD improvements, trophies, accessories, and other in-game content. Additionally numerous mechanics have been added for building, combat, and essentially every other area of gameplay.

Thinking With Portals

Thinking With Portals

Terraria’s 1.3 update holds a special significance for fans, representing what may be the last work on the game from head developer Andrew “Redigit” Spinks. Developers Yoraiz0r and Skiphs will continue updating Terraria past 1.3 as Redigit moves on to other projects at the company.

A prominent change in 1.3 is the inclusion of a new expert game mode. The mode features the same monsters and bosses as the normal mode, but with more difficult AI and mechanics and greater rewards for defeating them.

Lead developer Cenx stated on October 7th, 2014, that with the new update the total amount of items in the game comes out to over 3,000. Items such as the portal gun, wormhole potion, sticky dynamite, bee’s knees, blackhole beater, nail gun, and more add significant color to the already colorful assortment of items available in the game.

Two new events exist as well: a lunar event and the Martian Madness event. While the lunar event has little details available, possibly due to the long-teased final boss being lunar in nature, the Martian Madness event is known to be all about aliens with at least seven to eight new enemies.

Terraria 1.3 will be available to download on June 30th on its Steam store page. Fans have been collecting information on what developers have let slip on the wiki.


Xavier Mendel

I've been talking about games for as long as I can remember, and now I'm writing about them! Follow me on Twitter @XavierMendel for hilarious(ly bad) jokes.

  • Sawse Cake

    And yet people still ask why AAA gaming looks so dead. I mean it may perhaps be that the game STILL get god damn updates where EA would be saying they are going to shut down the servers and would be on the games 9th edition.

  • FlamingoJet

    This doesn’t make me want to update the game and play it, though. It’s just MORE crap. Like, where is the substance?

    It’s like feature creep on crack.

  • Paladin der Liebe

    Terraria is one of the best games ever made.
    Incredible to see, that it still gets new stuff.

    I wonder, if Starbound will ever be as good.

  • Clock

    Terraria didn’t have a lot of depth to begin with.
    depth was never important.

    Terraria is a big toybox. They are just giving us more toys

  • Xavier Mendel

    As a matter of opinion it didn’t fit into the article but: Looking at all the updates it doesn’t seem to be quantity over quality. Redigit has stated on the forums that they didn’t try to inflate item counts or anything, and is intending for 1.3 to be a major update as part of his rumored send-off.

    I’m actually pretty hyped by it. Of course, I’ve been a major fan of the game since its pre-release so that opinion is definitely expected.

  • Xavier Mendel

    I hope it will, but I don’t think so. I got Starbound day 1 and have been trying to keep up with all of its updates but it’s only really updated a couple of times since December 2013 when it was released. It’s added some cool stuff since then but nowhere near enough to that I’d call it acceptable for its $15 price tag.

    I want Starbound to get better, but I’ve basically lost hope. 🙁

  • FlamingoJet

    I’m just sick of those toys though. I want something new, fresh, and exciting. That’s better built and less buggy or awkward.

  • Invin

    I’ve sunk such a ridiculous number of hours into Terraria. Looks like I’ll have to bust it out for another round of fun!

  • Paladin der Liebe

    Me too.
    The whole concept does not seem to work. :/